Former Dundee favourite, keeper Julian Speroni, is set to leave Crystal Palace after 15 years’ distinguished service with the London Premier League club.
The 39-year-old will depart Selhurst Park having made more than 400 appearances for the Eagles after signing from the Dark Blues in 2004.
Speroni was awarded a testimonial by Palace five years ago with Paul Hartley’s Dundee providing the opposition.
Almost 2,000 Dark Blues fans made the trip to London to pay tribute to their former hero for the game that ended 4-3 in Palace’s favour.
Now, the keeper is set for pastures new with Eagles chairman Steve Parish paying tribute to the long-serving Argentinean.
Parish said: “Julian has devoted the best 15 years of his playing career to our club, and will go down in the record books – but perhaps more importantly, will be remembered as a true club legend by all Palace fans and everyone at the club.
“You just don’t get many people like Julian in elite football any more – he is a model professional, ultra-committed, immensely loyal, and has set impeccable standards to his team-mates down the years.
“His contribution to this club cannot be overstated, and we will be eternally grateful for his service.”
Speroni could make his final appearance for the club when they host Bournemouth on Sunday but the keeper insists he will not be hanging up his gloves and is on the look-out for another club claiming he feels “fit, strong and very much a player”.
Meanwhile, another ex-Dundee player, midfielder Mark O’Hara, has been transfer listed by Peterborough United.
The 23-year-old left Dens last summer to join Posh but was then loaned out to Lincoln City in January.
He helped the Imps win the English League 2 title and they are now favourites to sign him on a permanent deal if a transfer fee can be agreed with Peterborough.